COVID-19 is forcing Kansas schools to close. A JoCo lawmaker’s long-shot bill would allow more remote learning

More than a dozen Kansas districts have closed individual schools or shut down completely during the recent surge in COVID-19 infections. A law passed by the Kansas Legislature last year restricts remote learning to no more than 40 hours per year for an individual student. Photo credit Suzanne Perez/Kansas News Service.

By Suzanne Perez

As a growing number of Kansas schools cancel classes because of COVID-19 outbreaks or staff shortages, one Johnson County lawmaker wants to let districts avoid shutdowns by using online learning.